9 March 20099 March 2009 Main Posts crossing boundaries? Derek Motion One of those things turning over in my mind: at a talk last week Scott Monk (author of YA titles such as Raw, The Crush) said that he thinks publishers nowadays are increasingly interested in locating fiction that crosses national boundaries, that isn’t too rigidly located in an Australian setting. Right or wrong it allows your book to be sold in more countries. Will this crowd out the more peculiarly local stories and does that matter? As a writer I think I’m perhaps always trying to write locally, to get at the more general truths of experience, the old paradox. But not too locally. A factual history of the street I live in wouldn’t reach too many readers. What is globalisation (and the adjunct economic state) doing to fiction? I haven’t travelled overseas. I haven’t even been to Tasmania yet. Derek Motion Derek Motion lives in Narrandera where he writes and works as an Arts Development Officer. He was the winner of the 2009 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize; his first collection lollyology was published in 2012. More by Derek Motion Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?